There are a series of rules that supposedly governthe conduct of members of Congress.
House Rules that limit the gifts that members ofCongress may accept in calendar year 2009 to $335.
Federal law (Ethics in Government Act) that requiresmembers of Congress file an annual FinancialDisclosure Form.
Requires reporting of gifts and loans received bymembers of Congress in preceding calendar year whether or not they exceed the gift limit.
The filing of a false Annual Financial Disclosure form isa felony violation of the Federal False StatementsAccountability Act.